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by Slug71
Fri Jul 20, 2018 5:35 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement
Replies: 872
Views: 80084

Re: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement

An interesting looking concept, especially the images in the video. Watch France and Germany's next generation stealth fighter, a two-engine jet that looks like it will outclass the F-35 The French aircraft manufacturer Dassault Aviation recently published a video that gives a glimpse into what the...

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by Slug71
Thu Jul 19, 2018 10:35 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: UK unveils new Tempest fighter jet model as replacement of the Typhoon
Replies: 36
Views: 2747

Re: UK unveils new Tempest fighter jet model as replacement of the Typhoon

Interesting that Germany and France have partnered for a fighter and now Brits and Italy. Leonardo ≠ Italy. Leonardo has a sizeable presence in the UK, through the former Marconi, GKN and Westland. With 99% certainty, that is why Leonardo is in on the concept, not because Italy is interested. Ahh.....

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by Slug71
Thu Jul 19, 2018 4:02 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Sukhoi SU-57
Replies: 103
Views: 12767

Re: Sukhoi SU-57

I stated the the order was dropped several times from the initial order of 150 down to 12. The 12 production frames are separate from the 10/11 test/development frames. Those 12 frames will still be built. There is no source claiming otherwise. Maybe when they said they were cancelling the program?...

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by Slug71
Thu Jul 19, 2018 1:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Farnborough Air Show 2018 - Other Manufacturers/Engine Order Thread
Replies: 90
Views: 23449

Re: Farnborough Air Show 2018 - Other Manufacturers/Engine Order Thread

baje427 wrote:
Its kind of sad but expected that BBD has not announced any orders its unfortunate they could not hold onto the C Series but it is what it is.


Well BBD still owns 49.9% of the C-Series/A220. So technically, they did get orders. Plus the 4 CRJs so far.

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by Slug71
Thu Jul 19, 2018 1:45 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: UK unveils new Tempest fighter jet model as replacement of the Typhoon
Replies: 36
Views: 2747

Re: UK unveils new Tempest fighter jet model as replacement of the Typhoon

I think there will ultimately be some design share between the this and the French/German type. It the only way I can see it becoming cost effective.

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by Slug71
Wed Jul 18, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Sukhoi SU-57
Replies: 103
Views: 12767

Re: Sukhoi SU-57

Are you telling me that the Russians planned to build only 12 and developed an aircraft for that? You build a fighter with the prospects of at least 200-400 a/c or 500 or 1.000, not 12, that is plain ridiculous. Far too expensive to do it like this. No there is something seriously wrong here and it...

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by Slug71
Wed Jul 18, 2018 4:44 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Trump proposes new livery for AF1
Replies: 69
Views: 6718

Re: Trump proposes new livery for AF1

Considering President Trump wouldn't be designing it, nor have the final say, no. We know that how? I have little doubt he won't be laying marker to sketchpad; but it seems he knows what he wants. And he's clearly in a position to get what he wants. And he's fond enough of himself to be sure he kno...

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by Slug71
Wed Jul 18, 2018 4:39 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Sukhoi SU-57
Replies: 103
Views: 12767

Re: Sukhoi SU-57

What do you mean they never indicated plans to build more than 12?! Russia "indicated" it would be THE world's premier 5th gen fighter, exceeding the raptor and everything else in the skies. This wasn't India's front-line fighter, it was Russia's. India was just a cash infusion - a "...

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by Slug71
Tue Jul 17, 2018 11:54 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Trump proposes new livery for AF1
Replies: 69
Views: 6718

Re: Trump proposes new livery for AF1

For once I agree with Mr. Trump (well, kinda). The current livery looks extremely anachronistic. I think that there is probably a tasteful way to update to a more modern look while respecting the lineage of the livery. And do you think Mr Trump could pull that off? Considering President Trump would...

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by Slug71
Tue Jul 17, 2018 10:53 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Slovakia to purchase Block 70 F-16s
Replies: 16
Views: 1326

Re: Slovakia to purchase Block 70 F-16s

The F-16 is an incredible machine, and the latest blocks are potent fighters, but it can’t match the payload, range, and full capabilities of the F-35, especially once the F-35 gets full block 4 upgrades. The price of the F-35 is also steadily coming down to F-16 levels. The F16 kills the F35 in a ...

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by Slug71
Tue Jul 17, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Sukhoi SU-57
Replies: 103
Views: 12767

Re: Sukhoi SU-57

So translation, they needed the money from India and perhaps expertise. Now that India has walked away from this, the program is coming to an end. The Syria stunt was just that, just to show India that the plane worked. Too bad, for an enthusiast, the more diversity the better. That's what I'm thin...

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by Slug71
Tue Jul 17, 2018 4:51 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Slovakia to purchase Block 70 F-16s
Replies: 16
Views: 1326

Re: Slovakia to purchase Block 70 F-16s

Just goes to show that 4+ generation jets are still very relevant. The F-16 was well ahead of its time and is truly a fantastic piece of machinary.

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by Slug71
Tue Jul 17, 2018 2:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 788
Views: 63995

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2018

Meanwhile SkyWest while snubbing LMT steps into markets like Vernal, UT, Laramie, WY, Pueblo, CO, Hays, KS and Scottsbluff, Nebraska. If you see the logic please try and explain. Most of those airports with an exception or two hardly warrant 1 CRJ flight/day. I wonder the same. I know it's not much...

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by Slug71
Tue Jul 17, 2018 1:09 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Sukhoi SU-57
Replies: 103
Views: 12767

Re: Sukhoi SU-57

So translation, they needed the money from India and perhaps expertise. Now that India has walked away from this, the program is coming to an end. The Syria stunt was just that, just to show India that the plane worked. Too bad, for an enthusiast, the more diversity the better. That's what I'm thin...

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by Slug71
Tue Jul 17, 2018 1:03 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: UK unveils new Tempest fighter jet model as replacement of the Typhoon
Replies: 36
Views: 2747

Re: UK unveils new Tempest fighter jet model as replacement of the Typhoon

Interesting that Germany and France have partnered for a fighter and now Brits and Italy.
Pretty much all the players of the Eurofighter, with the exception of Spain(?) And the inclusion of France (who was formerly part of it).

Maybe they have learned something from having multi national projects?

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by Slug71
Tue Jul 17, 2018 12:57 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: UK to repalce AWACS
Replies: 43
Views: 2708

Re: UK to repalce AWACS

4) The only reason to use the extra capabilities of an A330 is if you want to combine AEW&C with a JSTAR's capability in one airplane. However, as the USAF has admitted, the two function require different flight track (with the JSTAR capability closer to the front line). Trying to save money by...

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by Slug71
Mon Jul 16, 2018 5:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 788
Views: 63995

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2018

Did a quick search and didn't find this mentioned anywhere. But hopefully this bill will pass and bring air service back to LMT. https://www.klamathfallsnews.org/news/merkley-wyden-walden-introduce-bill-to-support-rural-air-service-armed-forces I wish they'd build a decent terminal on the opposite ...

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by Slug71
Mon Jul 16, 2018 4:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus nma?
Replies: 22
Views: 4256

Re: Airbus nma?

What would it hurt Airbus to dust off the blueprints for the A300-600R and put a new wing and engine with A350 avionics on it? I think what hurt the A300 compared to the 767 was the wing if I'm not mistaken? Money and a lot of it. Would be better off with a clean sheet design that makes it part of ...

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by Slug71
Mon Jul 16, 2018 12:07 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: UK to repalce AWACS
Replies: 43
Views: 2708

Re: UK to repalce AWACS

The balance beam design seems it must be fairly good, with India also choosing it for their Netra AEW&C. The biggest drawback with the Netra and Erieye, seems to be that they do not have 360° coverage. Given that they are both of the balance beam type, I wonder if that is a limitation of that de...

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by Slug71
Sun Jul 15, 2018 6:43 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: UK to repalce AWACS
Replies: 43
Views: 2708

Re: UK to repalce AWACS

My bad, I meant about Canberra having 6. I probably wasn't clear either although Jupiter2 got the idea, I was highlighting the poor journalism that stated Canberra operated the aircraft and not Australia or the ADF or the RAAF. Im thinking a design similar to that of the EL/W-2085 would probably be...

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by Slug71
Sun Jul 15, 2018 3:32 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: UK to repalce AWACS
Replies: 43
Views: 2708

Re: UK to repalce AWACS

Since Airbus owns 40% of Airtanker, I'm sure they could work something out. As to the flight dynamics, I suppose a lot depends on the configuration of the AWACS being used, and how much correction can be done by the flight software. @Ozair, are you of the opinion that should have more or less? Assu...

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by Slug71
Sun Jul 15, 2018 3:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 788
Views: 63995

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2018

Did a quick search and didn't find this mentioned anywhere. But hopefully this bill will pass and bring air service back to LMT. https://www.klamathfallsnews.org/news/merkley-wyden-walden-introduce-bill-to-support-rural-air-service-armed-forces I wish they'd build a decent terminal on the opposite s...

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by Slug71
Sun Jul 15, 2018 2:07 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: UK to repalce AWACS
Replies: 43
Views: 2708

Re: UK to repalce AWACS

Since Airbus owns 40% of Airtanker, I'm sure they could work something out.
As to the flight dynamics, I suppose a lot depends on the configuration of the AWACS being used, and how much correction can be done by the flight software.

@Ozair, are you of the opinion that should have more or less?

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by Slug71
Sat Jul 14, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: UK to repalce AWACS
Replies: 43
Views: 2708

Re: UK to repalce AWACS

Otherwise, the UK would be signing up for a hefty R&D program, which means a ton of money and many years. Recall that Poseidon was a $37 billion USD program. And how is Airbus's record in this department lately? cough-A400M-cough. Not saying Airbus shouldn't do it, but at least be aware of the ...

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by Slug71
Sat Jul 14, 2018 5:19 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: UK to repalce AWACS
Replies: 43
Views: 2708

Re: UK to repalce AWACS

Otherwise, the UK would be signing up for a hefty R&D program, which means a ton of money and many years. Recall that Poseidon was a $37 billion USD program. And how is Airbus's record in this department lately? cough-A400M-cough. Not saying Airbus shouldn't do it, but at least be aware of the ...

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by Slug71
Sat Jul 14, 2018 3:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier Prop Designation
Replies: 16
Views: 2177

Re: Bombardier Prop Designation

Classic A.net Three answers repeating the same reply! :thumbsup: I do hope there is a joint BBD/ATR replacement for the Q400 and ATRs though. There's not much for under 50 seaters now. Especially 19-36 seat regionals. That would be a monopoly Yes. But competing against each other would probably be ...

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by Slug71
Sat Jul 14, 2018 2:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier Prop Designation
Replies: 16
Views: 2177

Re: Bombardier Prop Designation

Max Q wrote:
Classic A.net


Three answers repeating the same reply!


:thumbsup:

I do hope there is a joint BBD/ATR replacement for the Q400 and ATRs though. There's not much for under 50 seaters now. Especially 19-36 seat regionals.

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by Slug71
Sat Jul 14, 2018 2:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320neo Family Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 490
Views: 136215

Re: Airbus A320neo Family Production/Delivery Thread 2018

ikolkyo wrote:
So how is A319neo flight testing progressing? Almost a year since its first flight now, also who is expected to take the first aircraft? FR?


Is it still in flight testing?

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by Slug71
Sat Jul 14, 2018 2:01 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: UK to repalce AWACS
Replies: 43
Views: 2708

Re: UK to repalce AWACS

Modifying their current MRTTs makes the most sense IMO. I believe India also asked for their A330s to be modified to do both. Airbus recently touted an AWACS version of their A330 for the FCAS. So they development could be combined. A couple of years ago Airbus also floated an Advanced or 2.0 versio...

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by Slug71
Sat Jul 14, 2018 1:22 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: T-X Requirements Released
Replies: 230
Views: 53898

Re: T-X Requirements Released

e. Can your aircraft be modified for use by the US Navy for Field Carrier Landing Practice (FCLP) and Carrier Qualification (CQ)? If so, what are the challenges and potential cost impacts? Note: Projected RDT&E and production costs are addressed in Para D. f. How much commonality could be attai...

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by Slug71
Sat Jul 14, 2018 1:08 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Sukhoi SU-57
Replies: 103
Views: 12767

Re: Sukhoi SU-57

Assuming that everything under the skin has been competently executed, it should be more than a match for most any Gen 4 or 4+ platform out there in a 1v1 scenario. The problems arise when you start dealing with larger formations and supporting systems. How integrated is the rest of the Russian Air...

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by Slug71
Fri Jul 13, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: T-X Requirements Released
Replies: 230
Views: 53898

Re: T-X Requirements Released

Will they offer a carrier capable? Are the T-45 Goshawk up for replacement? it would be smart all teams should dangle that bone. I believe the USN is involved in the t-x program. When will the T-45 be up for replacement? My two cents: making it carrier capable will be quite a feat and will alter th...

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by Slug71
Fri Jul 13, 2018 5:08 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Trump proposes new livery for AF1
Replies: 69
Views: 6718

Re: Trump proposes new livery for AF1

While the current livery is iconic, I wouldn't mind seeing a new livery. It would actually be cool to have one of them in the current livery and one in a new livery (that will be used going forward). Kind of to mark and symbolize a transition period (last quad) and exit of the 747 (possibly even the...

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by Slug71
Fri Jul 13, 2018 4:29 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: T-X Requirements Released
Replies: 230
Views: 53898

Re: T-X Requirements Released

We are nearing mid-July. Are we going to see a contract award? As an ex-St Louisan (and Scandinavian), I’d love to see Boeing/SAAB get this (cooler looking craft than either of the competitors). The Lockheed/Korean bid looks old school F16, but with the Korean efforts by Trump it seems like it has ...

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by Slug71
Fri Jul 13, 2018 2:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Farnborough Air Show 2018 - Official Picture and General Discussion Thread
Replies: 122
Views: 29901

Re: Farnborough Air Show 2018 - Official Picture and General Discussion Thread

Embraer definitely stepping up the game against Bombardier there. Noone cares about that boring Delta livery. Now that shark on the front of the E2. That is going to get a lot of media attention. I'll venture to say they get their money's worth there. The point of the Bombardier plane is to display...

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by Slug71
Wed Jul 11, 2018 6:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Orders 60 Airbus A220-300
Replies: 354
Views: 46854

Re: JetBlue Orders 60 Airbus A220-300

I honestly don't believe this is the A220 and A320 competing against each other. The only way this happens is if there is an A220-500 (which would be of A320neo size). I also see this as finally killing off the A319neo for good, once some range improvements are made to the A223. Well, believe it. B...

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by Slug71
Wed Jul 11, 2018 5:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What will replace the EMB145 / CRJ200 ?
Replies: 99
Views: 11167

Re: What will replace the EMB145 / CRJ200 ?

This is currently what's in front of Congress, "The bill would expand the Essential Air Service program to include rural airports like Klamath Falls’ that are heavily utilized by the military" https://www.klamathfallsnews.org/news/merkley-wyden-walden-introduce-bill-to-support-rural-air-se...

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by Slug71
Wed Jul 11, 2018 4:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Orders 60 Airbus A220-300
Replies: 354
Views: 46854

Re: JetBlue Orders 60 Airbus A220-300

Airbus gained orders they would not have got with the A319NEO though. The A320 still has a healthy backlog. And this deal cost Airbus nothing other than the FAL costs. Too many assumptions. You're assuming B6 would not have ordered the A320neo instead. Only B6 execs know that. And we know that as o...

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by Slug71
Wed Jul 11, 2018 3:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus rebrands C-Series to A220
Replies: 217
Views: 31282

Re: Airbus rebrands C-Series to A220

Not that it wasn't already dead, but the A220-300 just sealed the A319NEO's fate. It still might be useful in special roles that take advantage of its range. True. I'm not too familiar with the A319NEO (previously?)planned routes. It was only a few months ago this A 220 had a 220 % tariff against i...

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by Slug71
Wed Jul 11, 2018 3:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Orders 60 Airbus A220-300
Replies: 354
Views: 46854

Re: JetBlue Orders 60 Airbus A220-300

Not a big surprise. B6 was the carrier where Airbus had the edge with the CSeries. It does illustrate a problem with having the A220 compete against the A320. Airbus may have gained in A220 orders, but now they've lost A320 orders. It's tough to compete against yourself. Airbus gained orders they w...

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by Slug71
Wed Jul 11, 2018 2:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus rebrands C-Series to A220
Replies: 217
Views: 31282

Re: Airbus rebrands C-Series to A220

Not that it wasn't already dead, but the A220-300 just sealed the A319NEO's fate.

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by Slug71
Wed Jul 11, 2018 1:46 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Kawasaki C-2 news, prospects and discussion
Replies: 38
Views: 3706

Re: Kawasaki C-2 news, prospects and discussion

Things are not so rosy at the moment for the C-2. A low production rate and claims of a lack of domestic competition in the Japanese Defence Industry has significantly increased the cost of the aircraft. If the production rate stays the same (essentially two per year) the acquisition cost is likely...

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by Slug71
Tue Jul 10, 2018 4:46 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: A400M Update
Replies: 817
Views: 108128

Re: A400M Update

http://aviationweek.com/awindefense/mal ... -refueling

Seems like there's been a push to get the in-flight-refueling in service.
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I don't have a subscription to Aviation week, but it appears Malaysia just qualified 3 fighters for refueling. One seems to be the Hawk.

http://aviationweek.com/awindefense/mal ... -refueling

Seems like there's been a push to get the in-flight-refueling in service.

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by Slug71
Tue Jul 10, 2018 3:50 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: BAE/Saab new fighter jet collaboration
Replies: 11
Views: 1152

Re: BAE/Saab new fighter jet collaboration

True. The biggest reason for me to believe it may be true, is the SAAF. Their budgets have been cut so much, that the biggest deciding factor was probably cost. But then again, apparently only 12 are flying. But that could be due to pilot shortage or the low budgets. Or both. But I'm also not sure ...

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by Slug71
Tue Jul 10, 2018 1:42 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: BAE/Saab new fighter jet collaboration
Replies: 11
Views: 1152

Re: BAE/Saab new fighter jet collaboration

I hope that Boeing can school SAAB on cost reductions. The JAS 39 was always interesting but whenever I'd try to dig up cost information it appeared that JAS 39 was a few million more expensive than a regular F-16 (Block 50/52/+ or so - not the Block 60s). If you are buying a "7/8" F-16 t...

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by Slug71
Mon Jul 09, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Airbus A380 parked amid search for new operator
Replies: 353
Views: 113716

Re: First Airbus A380 parked amid search for new operator

It did not have too many engines. It simply would not have worked with anything less than 4. Airbus did not call it wrong. The timing was wrong due to 9/11 and the recession. It was far too late for Airbus to hit the brakes by that time. The setback only put the A380 ahead of its time for the next ...

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by Slug71
Mon Jul 09, 2018 9:19 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: BAE/Saab new fighter jet collaboration
Replies: 11
Views: 1152

Re: BAE/Saab new fighter jet collaboration

I hope that Boeing can school SAAB on cost reductions. The JAS 39 was always interesting but whenever I'd try to dig up cost information it appeared that JAS 39 was a few million more expensive than a regular F-16 (Block 50/52/+ or so - not the Block 60s). If you are buying a "7/8" F-16 t...

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by Slug71
Mon Jul 09, 2018 4:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Aeroflot in talks to expand A350 order
Replies: 17
Views: 6994

Re: Aeroflot to buy up to 28 A350

rj777 wrote:
Is it just me or does the CR929 look almost identical to the 787?


I think it looks like a mix of the 787 and A350. The nose isn't quite as pointy as the 787's and the 787 also doesn't have winglets.

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